Zachary Markwith is a doctoral student and instructor at the Graduate Theological Union who specializes in early Islamic spirituality and the perennial philosophy. He earned an M.A. (cum laude) in Hinduism and Islam at the George Washington University and a B.A. in Islamic and Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has also worked as a research assistant for the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the International Peace Project on subjects that include Islamophobia, non-violence in Islam, and interfaith dialogue. He has contributed articles to leading traditionalist journals, including Sophia and Sacred Web, and is the author of the forthcoming work One God, Many Prophets: the Universal Wisdom of Islam (Fons Vitae, 2013). In addition to his academic training, Zachary has studied with Sufi teachers from West Africa, Iran, and North America, and currently lives in Berkeley, California with his wife Sarah.
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